Are kids born in need of a kidney transplant?

Can happen. Children can be born without kidneys or kidney function at all. It will be hard for them to survive. Many in fact also have other congenital anomalies including severe brain deformities which limit their survival. Early childhood renal failure is usually first treated with dialysis in order to restore nutrition and growth. Transplant comes later.
Yes. Rarely; and unfortunately yes. There are cases where an organ does not form properly; or form at all(called agenesis) which may require transplantation. Hopefully these can be detected by pre-natal care, and screening through ultrasonography, before term so the treatment plan can be established and prepared.

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Do you know kidney transplant patients who have had children?

Absolutely! It's quite possible to conceive and bear children if you are stable after a kidney transplant. Some exceptions exist. One patient i know delivered healthy twins a year after her transplant! check with your transplant physician before taking or changing any medications! Read more...
Mothers + Fathers. The ability to be a biological parent is best restored by a well functioning kidney transplant. There is no problem in sperm caused by the rejection meds. Women with txps do have "high risk" pregnancies because of increased risk of high blood pressure + the need to adjust med doses. If kidney function is poor, the risk of the kidney failing is real. But healthy babies are possible with good care. Read more...
Yes. There are a number of successful pregnancies after kidney transplant in the us every year. It is regarded as a high risk pregnancy, and require care coordination of you transplant team and the obstetricians. Read more...

My dad needs a kidney transplant and he asked me. Am I an automatic match since im his child or is it possible I can't do it?

You must be tested . You must be tested for match to determine if can donate and compatible. Read more...
Not necessarily. There are two issues when matching for organ transplantation: blood group matching and hla matching (immune compatibility). As is the case with blood transfusions, blood types generally need to be matched for successful transplantation to take place. Although there are some centers that will perform transplants despite mismatched blood types, these are more prone to reject. Read more...